Documentation requirements - USA

  • UiO only recognizes education from regionally accredited institutions.
  • Please note that some programmes require documentation that is not listed below; please refer to the relevant programme description for detailed information.
  • All applicants must upload scanned copies of their supporting documents to  SøknadsWeb, the University of Oslo's online application system.
  • Please name your uploaded files as suggested in the tables below, and follow our guidelines for uploading documents.

General documentation

Required document

Description
Copy of passport or ID card

Please note that only a copy of the ID-page is required.

Name the pdf file passport or idcard.

Documentation of name change (if applicable)

Documentation of name change must be uploaded if your name differs from your passport in any of your documentation.

Name the pdf file namechange.

Documentation of English language proficiency

Applicants who have completed a minimum of one year's university studies in academic subjects in the US are exempt from submitting an English language test.

Documentation of financing

Required document

Description
Documentation of financing (if applicable)

Non-EU/EEA applicants must document financing with their application. Not applicable for EU/EEA citizens, Nordic citizens, and applicants with a permanent or renewable residence permit in Norway.

Name the pdf file financing.

Secondary education

Required document

Description

High School transcript

A scanned copy of the transcript must be uploaded.

Name the pdf file secondary.

Higher education

Required document

Description

Transcript of records for your bachelor's degree

To be sent directly to the Office for Admissions and Student Exchange by the issuing institution:

The University of Oslo
Office for Admissions and Student Exchange 
P.O. Box 1081 Blindern
NO-0317 Oslo, Norway

Note: In addition, you must upload a scanned copy of your transcript. However, only applications with transcripts that are sent directly to the Office for Admission and Student Exchange will be considered.

Alternatively, we normally accept electronic transcripts (e-transcripts). If your institution offers this service, please specify UiO as a third party recipient and provide a valid weblink for verification. Document access information should be sent to international[a]admin.uio.no.

In the same manner you must also submit separate transcripts for courses from other institutions included in your degree, such as exchange semesters, transfer or exempted credits or in cases of admission to a bachelor’s program due to advanced standing.

If you hold a master's degree, you should also submit a transcript of records for this degree as well, sent directly to us from the issuing institution.

Name your pdf file(s) bachelortranscr / mastertranscr.

Courses to be completed - Only applicable for Nordic and EU/EEA/Swiss Citizens and applicants with a permanent or renewable residence permit in Norway.

Are you completing your degree/relevant courses in the same semester as the application deadline?

Within the application deadline you must upload:

  • a list of the courses you are registered for this semester with the expected date for completion. You still have to document your higher education completed to date, as described under the header "higher education".

Within the deadline for supplementary documents you must upload:

  • final transcript and diploma. If you have not received your diploma yet, you must upload a confirmation from you educational institution stating that you have obtained a degree.

Only applicable for Nordic and EU/EEA/Swiss Citizens and applicants with a permanent or renewable residence permit in Norway.

Name the pdf file course-completion

Translations

If the language of the original document is not English, an official translation made by an authorized translator must be uploaded. Please note that the original language version must always accompany the translation.

Name your pdf file(s) bachelortransl / mastertransl.

Important about documentation:

  • You are responsible for uploading all required documentation, as well as ensuring that it is uploaded within the application deadline. As it may take several weeks for institutions and test centres to provide transcripts and/or test scores, please arrange for these documents to be issued as soon as possible.
  • You are liable for your uploaded documents, i.e. that they represent true and unaltered information.
  • Wrongful or misleading information may lead to dismissal and loss of right to study, according to § 7 of Regulations governing studies and examinations at the University of Oslo.
  • Submission of fraudulent documents is illegal, and will be reported to the appropriate authorities.
  • A random selection of students will be asked to present their original documents before starting their studies.
  • Please note that we maintain the right to contact institutions, firms, associations and government agencies for the purpose of explanation and/or verification of uploaded documents.

See also

Fraudulent documents

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Published Sep. 11, 2014 12:57 PM - Last modified Oct. 18, 2017 10:55 AM